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Tusker FC move to second place in Sportpesa Premier League

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Tusker FC move to second place in Sportpesa Premier League


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Baraza in praise of Tusker-Nakumatt match winner

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Baraza in praise of Tusker-Nakumatt match winner


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Nakumatt attacker wishes AFC Leopards good luck ahead of final

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GOtv Shield final: FKF announce gate charges

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Tusker FC striker ruled of Nakumatt game

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Ulinzi Stars v Gor Mahia KPL match changes venue

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Muchiri stunner shoots Tusker to third

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TEAM NEWS: Zoo make one change against Muhoroni Youth
Isaac Kipyegon is the only change in Zoo FC starting lineup that is set to take on Muhoroni Youth on Thursday. Kipyegon, who missed Zoo’s last draw with Ulinzi Stars on suspension, returns to the squad in place of Stanislaus Akiya who drops to the bench. The Kericho side will make a short trip down the valley to Muhoroni as they face struggling side in a mid wee match at Muhorini Stadium   Read More ...
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Tusker defender on trials in Ethiopia
Tusker FC defender Collins Shivachi may land his first professional contract should he impress on a week-long trials in Ethiopia. The former Sofapaka and Western Stima defender left the country last Monday for trials with unnamed Ethiopian club. According to Tusker FC Medial Liason Officer, Diana Yonah, Shivachi jetted out early last week though she did not reveal the name of the club   Read More ...
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Bandari FC parts way with quartet
Save for Abich whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season, the rest were releeased after they failed to prove their worth Bandari FC have terminated the services of three players with close to a year still left on their current contract. The Dockers served former AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia forward Jacob Keli and Enock Agwanda, Tyrone Owino as well as Noah Abich with a notification informing them that their services will no longer be required at the club next season   Read More ...
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Ulinzi Stars blames defeat on missing key players
Ulinzi Stars coach Benjamin Nyangweso feels the absence of key players played part in the 1-0 loss to AFC Leopards. Nyangweso is adamant Ingwe was lucky to get maximum points. "This is a match we wanted to win but things did not go as planned, yes we missed the services of our key players and that affected our game. Related "I do not think Leopards could have won the match against our fully fit side, but again it was a concetration lapse that gifted them victory," Nyangweso told   Read More ...
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Muhoroni v Zoo: Muhoroni cage Zoo
Relegation-bound, Muhoroni Youth held visiting Zoo FC to a 1-1 draw in a midweek match at home. The struggling Sugar Millers earned a hard-fought point at home, though the single point it will add little value to their relegation fight. Related But Kiyoyo restored parity from the spot after Dominic Ouma brought down Bliss Kityo in his box, leaving referee with no option but topoint on the spot   Read More ...
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Tusker FC move to second place in Sportpesa Premier League
Tusker FC have moved up to second on the Sportpesa Premier League table after beating Nakumatt 1-0 at the Ruaraka grounds in Nairobi. The Tusker verses Nakumatt game was the only match played today after the tie between Muhoroni Youth and Zoo Kericho was moved to tomorrow.   Read More ...
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Full strength Soldiers team to face against Gor Mahia
Nyangweso: Full strength. Soldiers team to face against Gor Mahia Ulinzi Stars has expressed optimism of a winning outcome against Gor Mahia as the team welcomes its big guns for Saturday 21 clash in Kericho Green stadium. Geoofrey Kokoyo, Oliver Ruttto and Samuel Onyango all missed the midweek clash against Leopards through suspension, but coach Benjamin Nyangweso is hopeful the trio return will aid their quest for a win and a retueyn to winning ways   Read More ...
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Unerring start: Dylan Kerr dwarfs his predecessors start at Gor
Dylan Kerr's fine start at Kenyan Premier league side Gor Mahia has seen the coach guide K'Ogalo within reach of reclaiming the trophy they lost in the 2016 season. Interestingly, the coach's record(11 W,2D,1L) after 14 games ranks him slightly above his two predecessors at the 15-time league champions. Frank Nuttal who took reins towards end of 2014 season led Gor to a nine wins and four draws   Read More ...
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Baraza in praise of Tusker-Nakumatt match winner
Boniface Muchiri was subject of praises after his winning cameo in Wednesday 18 October league tie against Nakumatt Fc in Ruaraka. The former Nzoia United and Sony Sugar attacker made count his late introduction as he scored within ten minutes of his entry to hand Tusker a massive league win. -It was fluke sending Muchiri on. We had plans to bring him later on to aid the forward surge   Read More ...
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Kariobangi Sharks express confidence in winning match against AFC Leopards
http://www.nation.co.ke Kariobangi Sharks captain Geoffrey Lemu believes winning the GOtv Shield will cap a “perfect season” for the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) debutants. Sharks, who saw off fellow SPL side Sony Sugar in the semi-final, face an uphill task against nine-time winners AFC Leopards in the final at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Friday.   Read More ...
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Nakumatt attacker wishes AFC Leopards good luck ahead of final
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Best Starter: Nuttal record tops Ze Maria, Kerr starts at Gor
Dylan Kerr's fine start at Kenyan Premier league side Gor Mahia has seen the coach guide Gor Mahia to within reach of reclaiming the trophy they lost in the 2016 season. Interestingly, the coach record(11 W,2D,1L) after 14 games present a close record against his two predecessors. Only Frank Nuttal's start in 2015 ranks better than what the Maltese-born coach has achieved after assuming Gor's reins midway thus season   Read More ...
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AFC Leopards chairman issues a rallying call to supporters
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AFC Leopards promise to deliver GOtv Shield for fans
AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano has vowed to win GOtv Shield title for the fans. Matano has admitted that the club’s faithful have suffered this season and the only way to repay them for their support is to clinch the Shield title on Friday. AFC Leopards will take on Kariobangi Sharks in the final of the competition they won in 2013 at Kasarani Stadium   Read More ...
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Chemelil Sugar players cry out for help
Chemelil Sugar players are crying out for help after several months of suffering owing to accrued salaries, has learnt. Related For the last seven months, Chemelil Sugar players had to depend on the KPL grant as the only source of income after the company temporarily close early in the year due to Sugar shortage, a duration within which the company was not in a position to pay the salaries   Read More ...
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GOtv Shield final: FKF announce gate charges
Football Kenya federation have announced gate charges for Friday’s GOtv Shield final between AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks. According to a signed statement from the federation obtained by , fans attending the final will pay Sh300 for VIP and Sh200 for terraces. “As you are aware the finals of GOtv Shield tournament are scheduled for this coming Friday, October 20, 2017 at Kasarani Stadium   Read More ...
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Struggling AFC Leopards set to unveil new patron
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is primed to be unveiled as the new patron of AFC Leopards. Nairobi News have reported that the decision to appoint Sakaja was unanimously made by the club’s National Executive Committee moments after the politician bailed out the team with close to Sh500, 000. Ingwe Secretary General Oscar Igaida also confirmed that the youthful politician could be unveiled on Friday when AFC Leopards takes on Kariobangi Sharks in GOtv Shield final   Read More ...
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Tusker FC striker ruled of Nakumatt game
Tusker will be without the top striker Michael Khamati in the mid-week match against Nakumatt on Wednesday. Khamati, who scored a brace in Tusker’s 4-0 win against Muhoroni Youth last weekend, before he was pulled out for Allan Wanga, has been ruled out after picking a groin injury. Khamati strained adductor muscle at Ruaraka Ground though he is responding well to rehabilitation   Read More ...
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Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards neck to neck on disciplinary table
Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have taken their rivalry a notch high, going neck-to-neck in the Kenyan Premier League disciplinary table. While the two perennial rivals may be sitting in two complete edges on the table currently; K’Ogalo topping the league with 63 points while AFC Leopards have only accumulated almost half of Gor Mahia's points that places them 10th, Ingwe however, are not willing to let Dylan Kerr charges take all praise when it comes to the number of bookings on the pitch   Read More ...
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TEAM NEWS: Tusker make few changes against Nakumatt
Marlon Tangauzi will start from the bench after recovering from an ankle injury he picked during training a couple of weeks ago Allan Wanga has been drafted back to Tusker FC starting lineup against Nakumatt. Khamati picked a groin injury (adductor muscle) in Muhoroni Youth win at Ruaraka Grounds last weekend. Also making it back to the starting line up is defender Martin Kizza   Read More ...
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Ulinzi Stars v Gor Mahia KPL match changes venue
The decisive league match will now be played at Kericho Green Stadium on Saturday (October 21) and not Afraha Stadium. Kenyan Premier League match pitting Ulinzi Stars against Gor Mahia has been moved from Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. The decisive league match will now be played at Kericho Green Stadium on Saturday (October 21). According to K’Ogalo official Judith Nyangi this has been necessitated following the unavailability of Afraha Stadium   Read More ...
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Nakumatt FC 0-1 Tusker FC: Brewers forced to shop late
Tusker leapt three places to third in the league standings following a 1-0 win against Nakumatt FC on Wednesday. This was a second consecutive win for Tusker in the absence of suspended coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe. Nsimbe has been slapped with an indefinite suspension by the club management for his ‘old players’ comment he made last week. Related Since his suspension, Tusker has been cruising up the ladder, starting with a 4-0 win over Muhoroni Youth in a game that saw Nsimbe sit out last weekend, followed by the win against Nakumatt   Read More ...
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Gor closer to lifting KPL title
Gor Mahia inched closer to clinching their 16th Kenyan premier League title after beating Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 in one of the two Sportpesa premier league matches played Tuesday at Moi Stadium Kisumu. Jack Tuyisenge scored a first of his hatrick in the 11th minute before returning with his second 9 minutes later. The Rwanda forward scored his third of the game in the 34th minute to hand Kogallo a 3-0 halftime lead   Read More ...
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Sam Ssimbwa of Sofapaka FC is the August coach of the month
Sports Journalist Association of Kenya SJAK, in conjunction with Fidelity insurance company, has named Sam Ssimbwa of Sofapaka FC, that takes part in the Sportpesa Premier League, as the best tactician of the month of August. The Ugandan coach led the side registering four wins and a draw in the month.   Read More ...
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Muchiri stunner shoots Tusker to third
Tusker FC has stormed the top three of the league after Boniface Muchiri stepped off the substitute bench to decide the Elephants clash in favour od the Brewers at this Wednesday 18 October. Machette's 76th half volley slit though the visitors defense and beyond Owade reach to see Tusker on their second staright win. It proved just the finale the encounter at Ruaraka needed having seen the ealry exchange pass for two KPL sides in a full-kitt training session   Read More ...
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Nsimbe sits out as Tusker hit Nakumatt to go third - Capital Sports
Tusker FC head coach George Nsimbe sat out for the second consecutive game as the brewers hit Nakumatt FC 1-0 at the Ruaraka Complex on Wednesday evening to move third in the Kenyan Premier League standings. The coach has been asked by the club’s management to step aside on the wake of his comments about his players last week, alluding that he would be making changes on grounds that half of the team is aged   Read More ...
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Fan give Okumbi, FKF friendly 'advice'
With Kenya plummeting in the latest FIFA Rankings, Paul Kimani, a Harambee Stars fan has special advice for the national team and Football Kenya Federation. Kenya lost two international friendlies against Iraq (2-0) and lastly 1-0 to Thailand. Kimani has given his choices of nations Kenya should play sarcastically though. - Next FIFA friendly match for Kenya in November, should be Vanuatu vs Kenya, Tonga vs Kenya then in January 16th Saint Kitts vs Kenya and Kenya vs Micronesia in February 2018   Read More ...
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History beckons for AFC Leopards as Gor Mahia retains honours
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Matano issues rallying call to fans ahead of Shield final - Capital Sports
AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano and skipper Duncan Otieno have issued a passionate rallying call to their fans to come out in large numbers on Friday as they play Kariobangi Sharks in the GOtv Shield final at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani. Ingwe has suffered a deficiency of the 12th man push this season especially with the dwindling fortunes in results, but Matano and Otieno have both asked for a final chance to impress, promising they will not disappoint in the final   Read More ...
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KPL, FKF differ on promotion and relegation - Capital Sports
With five matches to go before the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season comes to a conclusion, the league managers and Football Kenya Federation appear to read from different scripts as far as promotion and relegation is concerned. This is set to open a new war front between Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after their disagreement on the formation of number teams in the 2018 league ended in the Court of Appeal   Read More ...
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Why George Nsimbe was shoved aside by Tusker
An elaborate interview with a local media house in which he emphasized the need to work with 'younger players' next season was the chief reason George Nsimbe was shoved out at Tusker, understands. The Ugandan trainer, who is commonly referred to as 'Best' in his homeland owing to comparisons with former England international George Best, has been frozen out of the first team until the end of the season   Read More ...
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Ulinzi Stars 0-1 AFC Leopards: Matano 'ghosts' haunt the soldiers
The win took pressure off the back of Ingwe, who have been battling relegation fears for the better part of 2017 KPL season The all-important win that propelled Robert Matano men to 10th on the log on 36 points, is a morale booster to Ingwe, who will next take on Kariobangi Sharks in GOtv Shield final on Friday. The win took pressure off the backs of AFC Leopards, who have been battling relegation fears for the better part of the second leg following a string of poor performances   Read More ...
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Who is frustrating Ulinzi Stars top striker's ambition?
Frustrated Ulinzi Stars striker and Kenyan Premier League Golden Boot candidate, Stephen Waruru has come out to spill the beans that someone is determined to see to it that he doesn't scoop the prestigious KPL Award this year. But it is his continued absence in Ulinzi Stars' lineup that has raised eyebrows and the diminutive striker has now come out openly to reveal that there are concerted efforts within the club determined to frustrate his ambition when he took social media to vent his anger   Read More ...
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Sofapaka coach scoops coach of the month award
Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa has scooped the Kenyan Premier League monthly Award. The Ugandan beat his rival to the title, Gor Mahia tactician, Dylan Kerr to the title. Simbwa who is second behind Kerr’s Gor Mahia on the table, boasts of a record of four wins and a draw in the month of August, including successes against Muhoroni Youth (3-2), Nakumatt (5-2) Nzoia Sugar (3-1) and Thika United (3-0)   Read More ...
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TEAM NEWS: Omotto starts for Sharks against Gor Mahia
Kariobangi Sharks have named a strong squad to face Gor Mahia on Tuesday. Patillah Omotto and Matthew Tayo have been recalled to face the former league champions at Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Kariobangi Starting XI: Jeff Oyemba, Wycliffe Otieno, Paul Kamau, Pascal Ogweno, Michael Bodo, Sven Yidah, Patillah Omoto, Duke Abuya ,Mathew Odongo, Ebrima Sanneh and Francis Manoa. Related Subs: Robert Mboya, Elli Asieche, Calvin Odongo, Masoud Juma, Ovella Ochieng and Christopher Kimanthi   Read More ...
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TEAM NEWS: Isuzza starts for AFC Leopards against Ulinzi Stars
AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano has paraded a strong side to face Ulinzi Stars in a league match on Tuesday. Ingwe will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways after losing 2-0 to Posta Rangers in their last assignment. AFC Leopards have also a Cup final – Gotv Shield against Kariobangi Sharks lined up for Friday. AFC Leopards XI: Gabriel Andika, Lewis Wanami, Dennis Sikayi, Salim Abdalla, Duncan Otieno (c), Victor Majid, Musa Mudde, Whyvonne Isuzza, Aziz Okaka, Vincent Oburu and Marcellus Ingotsi   Read More ...
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Ugandan international ready to play for Harambee Stars
Ugandan striker Umaru Kasumba is willing to play for Harambee Stars. Related “If if get the opportunity then I will change my citizenship because I rarely get call-ups to the national team back at home (Uganda),” Kasumba told . If he pulls it off, Kasumba will become the second Sofapaka player to change his nationality after Bob Mugalia, who abandoned his Congolese passport for Kenya’s   Read More ...
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Gor Mahia 3-0 Sharks: K’Ogalo smell title
Rwandan striker Jacques Tuyisenge joined Kenyan Premier League Golden Boot race with his hat-trick against Kariobangi Sharks on Tuesday. The win in Kisumu ensured that Gor Mahia completed a double against the league debutants whom they welcomed into the top flight with an identical 3-1 brushing in the first leg last March. Related Coach Dylan Kerr will just require a simple draw in his next match against Ulinzi Stars next weekend to win his maiden KPL title and a record 16th for the club   Read More ...
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Sam Ssimbwa unsure of Sofapaka future
Sam Ssimbwa future at Sofapaka is uncertain with the Ugandan open to a move away next season. Ssimbwa, who has revolutionized a sinking boat of Sofapaka since he took overat the begging of the season, says his future at the club is uncertain. Speaking after receiving the coach of the month award on Tuesday, the much-travelled coach hinted that he may not be at the helm of the club next season   Read More ...
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Tusker coach asked to step aside over comment
Tusker FC have asked coach George Nsimbe to step aside with seven matches remaining to the end of the season. The club’s Media Liaison Officer Diana Yonah has confirmed to that the Ugandan tactician will not be on the touchline for a ‘few’ matches because of the ‘old players’ comment he uttered to the media last week. Nsimbe was quoted by a local daily stating that the club had performed dismally this season because they have ‘old players’ in their ranks and warned that they can only regain their footing if they sign young players for next season   Read More ...
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